A man from another state recently filed a lawsuit of products liability after suffering personal injury while using a table saw that is probably also used by many DIY enthusiasts in Florida. He alleged the Ryobi BT210 to be dangerous and defective. The man sustained serious personal injury to his fingers when the blade failed to stop on contact, a feature that is available but not utilized in the particular table saw.
The man accused the manufacturers of failing to implement safety features used worldwide and thereby jeopardizing the safety of anybody using the particular table saw. The issues were alleged to be unsafe related to the blade guard that had to be removed for specific cuts, but due to the difficulty in replacing the guard, people often do not replace it. Furthermore, another safety feature that prevents kickbacks is attached to the mentioned blade guard; however, when the operator removes the blade guard for reasons explained above, that safety feature is also removed.